The Shemwell Family

Dr. James Buchanan Shemwell marker

Dr. James Buchanan ShemwellAge: 50 years18561906

Dr. James Buchanan Shemwell
Name prefix
Given names
James Buchanan
Birth October 5, 1856 36 34
Medical College

School or college: Cincinnati Eclectic Medical College
Birth of a sisterMadora E “Dora” Shemwell
1858 (Age 14 months)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 2 months)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 16, 1860 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMary L Shemwell
1861 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterSusanna Cox Shemwell
after 1860 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherPeter Pinkney Shemwell
July 10, 1862 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJudge Robert Lee Shemwell
March 14, 1865 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 4 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 10 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Military service
Marshall County Militia
between 1875 and 1876 (Age 18 years)

Death of a sisterMadora E “Dora” Shemwell
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: probably in childbirth - 2 y.o. M. Anne Riley is living with her grandfather David Shemwell in the 1880 census.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 23 years)
Address: Smith Dist.
Death of a motherPermelia J Roach
August 30, 1881 (Age 24 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Alexander Shemwell
November 17, 1887 (Age 31 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Adeline Shemwell
April 12, 1888 (Age 31 years)
Note: Brewer's Mill - Mother and child died at childbirth.
Death of a brotherPleasant Greenberry Shemwell
August 10, 1889 (Age 32 years)
MarriageLuella BellView this family
January 1, 1890 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#1Infant Shemwell
September 15, 1891 (Age 34 years)

Death of a sonInfant Shemwell
September 15, 1891 (Age 34 years)

Marriage of a parentDavid Alexander ShemwellNancy Rebecca BreezeelView this family
February 1, 1892 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ola Mable Shemwell
October 17, 1892 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Lloyd Shemwell
September 13, 1894 (Age 37 years)
Joined Christian Church
1894 (Age 37 years)

Death of a daughterOla Mable Shemwell
December 10, 1895 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#4Forest Shemwell
February 28, 1896 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Florence Nightingale Shemwell
August 16, 1897 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sonForest Shemwell
April 15, 1898 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a son
#6Jefferson Davis Shemwell
August 16, 1900 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherDavid Alexander Shemwell
May 24, 1904 (Age 47 years)
Cause: Heart Trouble
Birth of a daughter
#7Helen Shemwell
December 26, 1905 (Age 49 years)
Death October 23, 1906 (Age 50 years)
Address: Pitman's Ferry
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Pitman Cemetery
Last change July 26, 201918:39:02

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1845Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
Nancy Adeline Shemwell
Birth: September 5, 1854 34 32Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 12, 1888Brewers, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
18 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Nancy Rebecca Breezeel - View this family
Nancy Rebecca Breezeel
Birth: October 1851 28 24Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1908Oak Level, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: February 1, 1892Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Luella Bell - View this family
Marriage: January 1, 1890Little Black, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
20 months
13 months
Ola Mable Shemwell
Birth: October 17, 1892 36 22Arkansas, United States
Death: December 10, 1895Arkansas, United States
23 months
John Lloyd Shemwell
Birth: September 13, 1894 37 24Pitman, Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 22, 1973Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
18 months
Forest Shemwell
Birth: February 28, 1896 39 25Arkansas, United States
Death: April 15, 1898Arkansas, United States
18 months
Florence Nightingale Shemwell
Birth: August 16, 1897 40 27Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 17, 1966Randolph, Arkansas, United States
3 years
Jefferson Davis Shemwell
Birth: August 16, 1900 43 30Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: October 7, 1984Arkansas, United States
5 years
Helen Shemwell
Birth: December 26, 1905 49 35Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Death: June 28, 1917Randolph, Arkansas, United States
Adolph Rahm + Luella Bell - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: March 4, 1921

Dr. James Buchanan Shemwell has 46 first cousins recorded

Father's family (35)

Parents Isaac Shemwell + Martha Ann “Mattie” Feezor
3Mary L Shemwell18521853
Parents Lovelace Wellington Shemwell + Luvenia “Vena” Roach
2Mary Emma Shemwell18541881
Parents Pinkney H Shemwell + Sarah E Williamson
1Lynn Boyd Shemwell18591906
4Ella N Shemwell18691940
Parents Henry Cox Shemwell + Eliza Jane Reed
3Willie Shemwell18611862
5Calvin R Shemwell18671939
7Pinkney P Shemwell18691894
Parents Willis Washington Breezeel + Nancy Shemwell
3Jamie Lee Breezeel18601860
6Henry Lee Breezeel18681952
Parents Milous R “Miles” Shemwell + Amanda Lee Wright